Students' perception and acceptance of web-based tau echnologies: a multi-group pls analysis in romania and spain

Nuri B., Liliana M., Carlos H. G. , Katerina T.

EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, cilt.25, sa.5, ss.4437-4458, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10639-020-10170-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4437-4458


The study is conducted on 558 under-graduate students in Romania and Spain to examine potential differences in perception and acceptance items towards using web-based technologies. The research model is based on the Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) and measures Perceived Enjoyment, Perceived Anxiety, Perceived Usefulness and Computer Self-Efficacy. Results from country-based group comparisons reveal significant differences in all four constructs, while gender does not seem to affect any of them. Multiple-group PLS analysis reveals similarities but also a couple of differences in the relationship paths for the Romanian and Spanish students. Overall, the examined model fits well in the combined-complete population.